Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is known as one of the busiest wildlife hospitals worldwide. Originally, started by Alex Griffiths, founder of the wildlife sanctuary about 68 years ago with the first veterinary doctor coming to work at the Sanctuary in 1989 and begin what is now the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The hospital not only takes care of animals from the sanctuary but more than 8000 animals are brought here from local inhabitants around the region every year. The animal patients receive the best care possible and many are able to be released back into the wild after they have recuperated. The latest figures reveal that more than 45,000 native animals have fully recovered from their sickness or injuries and been released.
The Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital does not receive any grant or subsidy from either the State or from Federal Government for the important work they do. They have to rely on donations, corporate sponsorship and the Hospital Foundation for support in the treatment and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned animals and birds.
Visitors to the Sanctuary have the opportunity to visit and experience the care of the veterinary staff at the hospital for animals brought there for treatment. They can observe work in progress of X-rays, ultrasounds and endoscopes live on a flat screen Television, Operations are viewed from a camera attached to the surgical light in the operating room. Guests can go on a hospital tour conducted by a member of the hospital staff while visiting and there are also wildlife courses available for highlighting public awareness of the hospital’s plight.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is open 7 days a week from 8.00am until 5.00pm
Further information can be obtained by visiting the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Services Desk.